Places To Visit in Zimbabwe

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1. Harare

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Places to visit in Zimbabwe

The capital of Zimbabwe, Harare sits at an elevation of 1,483 metres (4,865 feet) and is one of the more attractive capitals in the Southern Africa. It is a safe city with the typical laid-back feel of an African summer. You will find a wide variety of fine dining options, museums, bars, and even cr...

Best Time: April to August

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FAQs on Zimbabwe

What is the currency of Zimbabwe?

Cards are only accepted in hotels and big businesses. So, use them as a last resort. US dollars are widely accepted and is the recommended currency. Traveler's checks are not accepted anywhere in Zimbabwe.It is recommended to carry cash at all times, especially small denminations.

What is the history of Zimbabwe?

The first nomadic groups were an almagamation of the Sans and the Khoi Khoi who lived in caves all over South Africa. This can be seen in the cave paintings in Great Zimbabwe.The diverse groups led the to the Shona society. These people mostly worked on agriculture and gold mining.This society rapidly became a wealhy trading empire until the Shonas diintergrated into different states due to overpopulation and poltical turmoil in the 15th century. By the 19th cntury, the Shona state of Rozwi was brought down by the Nbedele who established their own capital at Bulawayo which then was threatened by European bounty hunters who established the state of Rhodesia and set up a white legislature. The first African political parties were Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) and Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU). African parties stated a guerilla warefare to force whites to leave their homes and farms. In 1979, Abel Muzorewa became the prime minister of Zimbabwe Rhodesia. Under Margaret Thatcher, Zimbabwe got a nwe constitution, Robert Mugabe won the 1980 elections and became president of independent Zimbabwe. Mugabe still holds this position and has been held responsible for Zimbabwe's current situation of inflation and unemployment.

What is unique about culture of Zimbabwe?

Polygamous marriages are legal under Zimbabwe's national customary law. Divorces are frowned upon.Zimbabwean culture is built around their music and dance.All rituals such as weddings, births, harvest ad funerals have their own music. Westren culture has influenced Zimbabwe in terms of greetings, codes and etiquettes.Zimbabwe has 16 official languages namely Chewa, Chibarwe, English, Kalanga, Koisan, Nambya, Ndau, Ndebele, Shangani, Shona, sign language, Sotho, Tonga, Tswana, Venda and Xhosa . Out of these 16, English, Shona and Ndebele are the most widely spoken languages.Majority of the people in Zimbabwe are Christians. Besides the traditional African religions, there is a minority of people who follow Islam and other religions.

How is Zimbabwe divided into regions?

Zimbabwe can be divided into Matbeleland,Lake Kariba and the Lower Zambezi,Mashonaland, Eastern Highlands, and Southeastern Zimbabwe. Malbeleland is in the western part of Zimbabwe. This is where Bulawayo and the majestic Victoria falls is located.Many national parks, such as Mana Pools National Park, are situated on the shores of the Zambezi River and ferries run along Lake Kariba.The capital city of Harare is located in Mashonaland. The easter highland is the mountain range of Zimbabwe.The range comprises three main mountain groups - Nyanga which contains Zimbabwe's highest mountain Mount Nyangani, Africa's second-longest waterfall Mutarazi Falls and the Honde Valley. Most national parks are located in Southeastern Zimbabwe.It also contains the Great Zimbabwe ruins.
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